The weather did NOT cooperate this year. A Canadian front blew
in on the Friday before the show, dropping temperatures to near freezing
and bringing light rain and high winds. Winds are always present
in west Texas, but this was a cold wind. The WHS AT-6 had
gone to Odessa earlier in the week to be used in the Formation Training
school, but the other WHS planes (BT-13, N3N and S-108) were stuck in Houston
due to the weather associated with the front and the remnants of a tropical
storm coming up from Mexico. And then the AT-6 developed a fuel seal
problem, and could not fly in the show!
Attendance at the show was light due to the cold. But the full show
went on. A tip of the cap to everyone who went, especially those
hardy souls who flew the open-cockpit birds!
There are too many photos for a single page - click on the links below!